The Week Ahead


Wednesday, June 13, 8:30 a.m. EDT -- Retail sales likely grew 0.3% in May, after jumping 0.8% in April. That's according to the median forecast of economists surveyed by Standard & Poor's MMS, a unit of The McGraw-Hill Companies. Excluding vehicles, May sales probably advanced 0.4%.EXPORT-IMPORT PRICES

Wednesday, June 13, 8:30 a.m. EDT -- Export prices in May are expected to remain unchanged, while import prices are expected to rise 0.2%.BEIGE BOOK

Wednesday, June 13, 2 p.m. EDT -- The Federal Reserve Bank will release its compilation of regional economic activity in advance of the policy meeting scheduled for June 26-27.BUSINESS INVENTORIES

Thursday, June 14, 8:30 a.m. EDT -- Inventories in April likely remained unchanged.PRODUCER PRICE INDEX

Thursday, June 14, 8:30 a.m. EDT -- Producer prices of finished goods probably rose 0.2% in May. Core prices, which exclude food and energy, are expected to inch up just 0.1%.CONSUMER PRICE INDEX

Friday, June 15, 8:30 a.m. EDT -- Consumer prices for goods and services likely increased 0.4%. Excluding food and energy, prices likely grew by a smaller 0.2%.INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION

Friday, June 15, 9:15 a.m. EDT -- Factory output probably fell 0.3% in May. The average operating rate likely fell to 78.1%, from 78.5%.

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